Our office does not accept any insurance plan directly. We will provide you the coding needed for you to apply for reimbursement from your insurer, but recognize that they don’t want to pay often, and especially not for chronic pain management.
We do not accept Medicare, Oregon Health Plan, Workman’s Compensation, etc.
Medicare will not allow you to bill them for services we provide you.
Oregon Health Plan, depending on which organization services it for you, decides what they are willing to pay for, but they announced that they will eliminate most chronic pain management services as of January 2019.
Workman’s Comp is not really interested in getting you better; they just want to get you back to work after denying multiple forms of treatments and medications. They would like you to exhaust your own personal bank account so that you are forced to return to work out of sheer financial necessity. They are uncooperative and difficult to work with. These are just some of the many reasons that most providers do not accept Workman’s Comp patients.
We have priced our visits to be affordable and have found that we are far cheaper than all other pain specialists in the area, especially for the actual face-to-face time you get with Dr. George and not some Nurse Practitioner or Physician’s Assistant that bills you at the physician’s rate of care.
We expect full payment for services rendered at the time of your visit. New patient visits for pain management or primary care are pre-paid. New or renewing OMMP visits are also pre-paid. We do this because of the length of the appointment and to prevent patients from failing to show up for their scheduled time; when you fail to show up for a pre-paid visit time, you will lose your payment credit due to our lost time when we could have been seeing someone else during the slot you reserved.